WILL OF DELINA B.HAMER - 1914
Transcribed from a photocopy of the original by Ruth Duncan of Tujunga, CA
Delina B. Hamer is the daughter of Alfred Baldwin and Jane Covington of Big Mountain Creek, Richmond Co. Delina's son
Alfred requested that the Clerk of Court in Rockingham record her will there in 1917. Delina's son Robert C. Hamer (my great
grandfather) lived in Norman. Although Delina's will was type-written there are "typos" in it. I left them in. Ruth
February 2, 2011 Contact Myrtle Bridges
State of South Carolina
County of Marlboro.
In the name of God, amen. I, Delina B. Hamer of the county of Marlboro and the State of South Carolina, being of sound and
disposing mind, but realizing the uncertainty of life, do make, ordain, publish and declare this as and for my last will and
testament, hereby revoking all wills and instruments of a testamentary nature heretofore by me made.
Item 1. I commit soul to the gracious God who give it, and direct that my body shall be decently interred, and that all expenses
incurred therefor be paid out of my estate.
Item II. I will and direct that my executor hereinafter named, shall pay all my just debts with the first money coming into his
Item III. I will devise and bequeath to my daughter, M. Eloise Hamer, all my personal property of every kind and money and choses
Item IV. I will devise and bequeath to my son J. B. Hamer, in fee simple, all that piece, parcel or tract of land bounded by lands
of C. C. Hamer, J. A. Stanton and others, this being the only tract of land owned by me in Marlboro County. Provided, however, that
my son J. B. Hamer, shall within three years after my death pay to my following children; A. B. Hamer, one thousand dollars; Sue H.
Woodley, One Thousand Dollars; R. C. Hamer, One thousand Dollars; C. C. Hamer, One Thousand Dollars, and M. Eloise Hamer One Thousand
Dollars. It is my will and desire that J. B. Hamer shall have three years after my death to make these payments without interest.
However, if they are not paid at the end of the third year, then they are to draw interest at the rate of seven per cent per annum
after the third year and until paid.
Item V. I will, devise and bequeath unto my following children, A. B. Hamer, Sue H. Woodley, R. C. Hamer, and C. C. Hamer all that
certain piece parcel or tract of land, which I inherited from my sister, Disy Baldwin Galloway, (which is one seventh, 1-7, of all
lands which Disy Baldwin Galloway died, seized and possessed of) situate in Richmond County, State of North Carolina, on big mountain
Creek, share and share alike, the child or children of a deceased child or children to take per stirpes, in fee simple.
Item VI. I will, devise and bequeath to M. Eloise Hamer and J. B. Hamer my house and lot situate in the town of Bennettsville, in
fee simple. I have heretofore given them a deed for this lot, but I have requested them not to have same recorded until after my
Item VII. I will devise and bequeath to my daughter M. Eloise Hamer in fee simple, all interest in and to that piece, parcel or
tract of land on which I now reside. I have only a life estate in this tract of land, the remainder is invested in my daughter, M.
Eloise Hamer. See original Deed to me.
Item VIII. It is my will and desire that M. Eloise Hamer and J. B. Hamer do keep my grandson, Daniel Curtis Hamer, until he finishes
his education at the Tatum School, then send him to some business scholl and allow him there to acquire a business education, the said
M. Eloise Hamer and J. B. Hamer to pay his expenses while in school.
Item IX. I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son J. B. Hamer, as executor of this my last will and testament, and if he shall
for any cause not qualify as such, then I nominate, constitute and appoint my son C. C. Hamer, as executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I the said Delina B. Hamer, do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 29th day of October A.D. 1914.
Delina B. Hamer (Seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said
Delina B. Hamer to be her last will and testaments in
the presence of us, who at here request and in her pres-
ence and the presence of each other, do subscribe our
names as witness thereto.
J. W. Grandy
D. D. Strass
A. L. Hamer
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